Posted on: July 20, 2017

Safe Routes Champion Training set for Aug. 29


Walking and biking enthusiasts are invited to a Safe Routes Champion Training from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, in Room AB on the second floor of the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine St., Lawrence.

The training, which is sponsored by the Healt...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Health Department earns national award for initiative to prevent heart attacks and strokes


The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department was honored with the Model Practice Award at the 2017 annual conference of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). The award celebrates local health departments for developing pr...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Fuel Up 4 Summer event with BOOM Comics set for July 14

Fuel Up 4 Summer

Lawrence youth are invited to a free lunch with comics and games at the Fuel Up 4 Summer Friday Fun Day scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, July 14, at BOOM Comics, 2429 Iowa St., Lawrence. The event is part of the Summer Food Service Program,...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

Health Department receives grant to improve health equity


The Kansas Health Foundation is pleased to announce 18 communities, including Douglas County, will be receiving more than $4.7 million in funding through its Healthy Communities Initiative: Improving Health Equity in Kansas. Each community will receive $7...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Report ranks Douglas County as seventh healthiest in Kansas


Douglas County moved up one spot to the seventh healthiest county in Kansas, according to the County Health Rankings report released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. When it comes to ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 29, 2016

Health Department launches new program to help strengthen fathers


The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is launching a new Healthy Dads Healthy Families program to help fathers who want to connect and provide for their children.

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Health Department urges residents to take precautions against heat


The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department urges residents to take extra precautions against the heat. 

Children, the elderly and people with chronic conditions are usually the first to suffer from heat-related illness. Heat exhaustion, cramps ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Health Department, Heartland knocking down barriers to services


Heartland Community Health Center offers primary care services in the Health Department’s clinic. The goal is to make it easier for people to access such care.

"We want to knock down some barriers to, hopefully, get people into a health home...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

New partnership results in fewer Fire Medical calls, better outcomes


Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical teamed up with the Health Department’s Project LIVELY program in April to provide better health outcomes for residents who call 911 frequently.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Division Chief Eve Tolefree ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Father finds support, resources through Healthy Dads program


While serving time in the Douglas County jail, Joe Ricley learned about the Healthy Dads program through a presentation in October by the program’s coordinator, Jery M·rquez, of the Health Department. He didn’t sign up, but he took a business card.

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Lawrence students having a BLAST with bicycle training


For the first time, Lawrence Public Schools is able to offer the Bicycle Lesson and Safety Training (BLAST) program to all fourth- and fifth-grade students as part of its physical education curriculum.

In four classes, students learn about proper helmet fi...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Health Department hosting focus groups in Douglas County


The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department and community partners will be hosting focus groups across Douglas County to learn more about the conditions and causes of key health issues in the county.

Residents are encouraged to attend  the follo...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

June events to help raise awareness about postpartum depression


Build Your Village of Douglas County is hosting a movie screening and a walk in June to raise awareness about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder and funds for Postpartum Support International.

A screening of "Darkside of the Full Moon," a docume...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Health Department director, planner selected for national initiative

Emerging Leaders

Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department Director Dan Partridge and Community Health Planner Charlie Bryan are among 40 public health leaders selected for The Kresge Foundation’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health initiative.

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